No, I am not channeling Diane Rehm. (Although I wouldn’t complain about looking like her when I am that age!)
Where was I going again? Oh yes, catching you up on everything exciting that has happened this week.
It’s a short list. I mean, you can’t really top First Day of School.
Second Day of School was great, too. Sam hopped right out of the car yesterday morning and barely gave me a glance as Mrs. J ushered him into the gym. All of the kids go to the gym at first and then their teachers take them to class at 8:10.
By all accounts (Sam’s, that is) he loves school. He learned three Spanish words yesterday (Hola, si & verde). He’s been to PE and music. He is having a ball. He did wake up with a little nervous stomach yesterday and today, but once he got breakfast in him he was fine. School is a lot for a little guy!
In other news, I took the kids for haircuts last week. I realized after I posted first day pics that a lot of you hadn’t seen Charlotte’s do. A couple of weeks ago Sam cut a chunk out of the back of C’s hair. He just cut a top layer (thank goodness), but it was still noticeable enough that I wanted to get it fixed. The lady who cut her hair did a great job giving her layers and bangs. She looks beautiful, if not a little too grown up.
Charlotte will start dance class next Wednesday, and her first day of school is September 6. And that will probably be the day you find me in the fetal position in my closet.
A few months ago I ordered some vinyl designs from Shannon Foster at Simply Said. Why did it take me so long to use them? Well, I have not had the best luck applying these kids of things in the past. They always tear or have lumps. Well, these are not your Target’s vinyl wall applications! The Simply Said vinyls are definitely high-quality and way more sturdy. I am so glad I ordered them; as you can see, they add such a sweet touch to Charlotte’s white dresser.
I have another set to go in the kids’ bathroom once I (ahem) get around to painting the walls.
Charlotte’s famous sweater had made its first appearance of the season. Thank goodness it still fits. Best sweater EVER!
In case you didn’t hear, we had an earthquake on Tuesday. The kids and I were in the bathroom at Michael’s, and I thought a truck had run into the building. The kids barely paid it any mind. We had a couple of pictures that were crooked, but otherwise we sustained no damage. The Washington Monument did not fare so well.
And now Irene is bearing down on the East Coast. We are far enough inland that at worst we should just get some good rain. What is disappointing is that this weekend was to be the unveiling and dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC. People have traveled from all over for the weekend, and now the dedication has been postponed until September. I know it can’t be helped, but still…
I think that’s all the news for now. What are your weekend plans?